This is an amazing raw, nutrient-packed bar full of good fats .  It’s made with previously dehydrated nuts, fruits and seeds making these one mighty vitamin dense, super flavorful, and full of good-fat snack to keep your energy running high.  Remember to use all organic ingredients to assure good health.  Now again, feel free to be creative – this recipe is a guideline – use whatever nuts, seeds, fruits that you like.

Malibu Kim’s Raw Fruit Nut Seed Bars

1/4 c dried Strawberry bits
1/4 c dried Pineapple bits
1/4 c dried Nectarine bits
1/4 c unsweetened Shredded Coconut
1/4 c dried Pecan pieces
1/2 c dried Almond pieces
1/4 c Black Sesame Seeds
1 rounded Tbls Maca Root powder (adds nutrients)
1 rounded Tsp Mesquite Powder (full of L-Lysine amino acid)
1 rounded Tsp Camu Camu Berry Powder (more Vitamin C than oranges)

Mix all dry ingredients till blended well.  In a separate bowl, combine all ingredients below:

1/4 c Coconut Oil
1/4 c Coconut Butter (coconut butter contains meat of coconut)
3/4 c Coconut Palm Syrup
2/3 c Date Paste (pit and mash dates – do not soak) (If you have a SoloStar II juicer – use the homogenizing screen to make date paste – be sure to pit the dates first!)

Combine both mixtures till blended well – I use my hands to be sure it’s well mixed.

Next, place Teflex sheets on your dehydrator trays.  Take a small amount of mixture and place on dehydrator tray and form a small bar.  I usually make the bars 1 inch by 2 inches by a 1/4 inch high – you may make them as big or as small as you like – keep in mind – the smaller they are the quicker they dry.  Once you’ve covered one tray with bars, continue with another tray till all are formed.

Dehydrate at 115 degrees.  By staying at 115 degrees or lower, you retain all the health supporting nutrients.  Dehydrate for 8-12 hours depending on humidity. Don’t forget to taste test as they dry!  To hasten drying time, the temperature may be set up to 140 degrees for the first hour.  This will not affect the enzymes since it will not actually bring the food’s temperature up that high in that amount of time – but be sure you remember to reset the temperature to 115 after the first hour!

Note: When I dehydrate the fruits and nuts for this recipe, I cut them into 1/4″ pieces.  The nuts stay about the same size, however the fruit dry up into tiny little bits.  You may of course make them any size you wish – maybe you might like a chunkier style – maybe I might try a chunkier style sometime too – that’s the beauty of creation!!!

Whenever I share these bars with friends they are absolutely amazed how the various flavors burst onto their tongue!